Guest blogger Angie on her Nusa Dua stay
Our Nusa Dua stay was our favourite Bali holiday ever. Hubby and I have travelled to Bali many times, and always loved it – previously staying in Seminyak, Jimbaran and Ubud. However, an amazing deal for a Deluxe Pool Access Room at the gorgeous Inaya Putri Resort was too good to pass up.
Just one of the big draws, apart from the five-star beachfront resort luxury, and the wonderful Balinese staff, was golf! We were less than a kilometre from the fabulous Bali National Golf Club. My husband even went back for another couple of rounds with new friends we met at the resort. Fine by me, I indulged myself – using my 90-minute massage voucher, and taking a dip in the infinity pool.
So much to do and enjoy!
Every resort offers spa treatments, and they’re easy to find outside the hotels. The Bali Collection is a shopping centre with lots of big brands. Nusa Dua also has the best of street shopping, like the handicraft, clothes and trinket shops along Jalan Pantai Mengiat. We also took a day trip to Ubud to visit the art market.
Stacks of private tours and outdoor activities are available. You can take surfing lessons, go diving, underwater walking, or take boat or inland tours. Hire a bicycle or take advantage of Nusa Dua’s kilometres of coastal walking paths to explore the local sights. The nearby Water Blow is a scenic lookout where you can get sprayed by waves surging through a gap in the limestone cliffs.
If you want to relax, Inaya has its private stretch of Mengiat Beach. Indeed, the beaches of Nusa Dua are some of the most beautiful in Bali, and a lot quieter than those around Kuta.
Last time I was in Bali, I got in a cooking class, and finally learned to recreate some of the scrumptious dishes we always enjoy in Bali. The food is just one of the things that keep us coming back.
Nusa Dua is located at the southern tip of the island of Bali on eastern Bukit peninsula. The area boasts fine beaches with relatively calm waters for safe swimming. Surfers venture further offshore to the reef breaks.
Read the Bali Travel Guide to find out about entry visas.
Your holiday package may include airport transfers. Otherwise, arrange a taxi from the prepaid desk outside the departure area of Denpasar airport. Other taxis may overcharge.
Nusa Dua is 25 – 35 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai (Denpasar) International Airport.
Taxis are the best way to get around. Bluebird and Bali Taxi are the most reliable and reputable taxi companies. Beware of imitators.
It’s possible to hire cars or vans with drivers for extended outings at reasonable prices.